A short list of P2V replication problems include:
- Excessive bandwidth use
- Excessive and ongoing consumption of cloud resources (especially storage)
- Legacy OS instances, which mean security exposures and the need for ongoing management
- Inability to perform workload consolidation or re-allocation
- Significant target server reconfiguration and therefore challenges with cutting over
Why use a P2V tool to clone an old OS, all its applications, and cluttered storage too? It just doesn’t make sense.
Move only what you need
Cloud vendors provide great, flexible, monthly support to create and manage modern OS instances. Instead of using a P2V tool to clone a cluttered OS, why not monitor app usage and then move only the apps you need? Uplifting apps to a cloud-hosted OS can be done for less than one-quarter of the bandwidth, storage, and processing required for P2V brute force cloning. Storage and processing fees are reduced, month in and month out.
Configuration and consolidation advantages
With VirtaMove you can reconfigure apps on-the-fly, remap IP addresses and other critical setups. Intelligently moving apps also allows you to easily consolidate multiple workloads to a single VM or split app stacks across multiple VMs. Up-leveling lets you move apps from legacy OS environments like WS2003 to a modern, cloud-hosted OS like WS2012, WS2016, and WS2019.
Read the Blog: How Intelligent Migration Can Solve P2V Replication Problems